The Suze Orman Show

Suze Orman

Suze Orman
"The Suze Orman Show" Host

Suze Orman has been called "a force in the world of personal finance" and a "one-woman financial advice powerhouse" by USA Today. A two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, New York Times mega bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today, Orman is undeniably America's most recognized expert on personal finance.

Orman is the contributing editor to O, The Oprah Magazine, The Costco Connection Magazine and is in her 12th year as host of the award-winning Suze Orman Show, which airs every Saturday night on CNBC. Over her television career, Orman has accomplished that which no other television personality ever has before: Not only is she the single most successful fundraiser in the history of Public Television, but she has also garnered an unprecedented nine Gracie Awards, more than anyone in the 37-year history of the prestigious award. The Gracies recognize the nation's best radio, television and cable programming for, by and about women.

In January 2013, The Television Academy Foundation's Archive of American Television honored Orman's broadcast career accomplishments with her recent inclusion in its historic "Emmy TV Legends" interview collection.

In 2010, Orman was honored with the Touchstone Award from Women in Cable Telecommunications, was named one of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" by Forbes and was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree from Bentley University. In the same year, Orman received the "Gracie Allen Tribute Award" from the American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT). (The Gracie Allen Tribute Award is bestowed upon an individual who truly plays a key role in laying the foundation for future generations of women in the media.)

In October 2009, Orman was the recipient of a Visionary Award from the Council for Economic Education for being a champion on economic empowerment. In July 2009, Forbes named Orman 18th on their list of "The Most Influential Women In Media." In May 2009, Orman was presented with an honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Illinois. In May 2009 and May 2008, Time magazine named Orman as one of the "TIME 100, The World's Most Influential People." In October 2008, Orman was the recipient of the National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign.

In April 2008, Orman was presented with the Amelia Earhart Award for her message of financial empowerment for women. Saturday Night Live has spoofed Suze six times during 2008-2011. In 2007, Businessweek named Orman one of the top 10 motivational speakers in the world—she was the ONLY woman on that list, thereby making her 2007's top female motivational speaker in the world.

Orman, who grew up on the South Side of Chicago, earned a bachelor's degree in social work at the University of Illinois, and at the age of 30 was still a waitress making $400 a month.

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The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life (2007) by Suze Orman

The Road to Wealth (2003) by Suze Orman

Suze Orman's Financial Guidebook (2006) by Suze Orman

The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom (2006) by Suze Orman

The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke (2007) by Suze Orman

Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny


  • How Am I Doing?

    Lois is 53 and on her own. She would like to retire at 65 and travel, but wants to know if she is on the right track.

  • Money & Emotion (Full Show)

    The key to irrational spending. A woman confronts grief, guilt and regret after spending $500,000 of life insurance left by her son. Viewers ask if they can afford a 50th birthday party, a home renovation.

  • Money & Emotion

    The key to irrational spending.

  • 1-on-One: Susan

    Susan and her husband frittered away $500,000 in life insurance they received from the government when their son died in the Navy. They are now in more debt than ever and want to know how to get through the guilt, humiliation, and regret, and move forward with a new financial plan.

  • Can I Afford It? Andrae

    Andrae, who's 29, asks Suze if he can afford to spend $50,000 on a 2009 BMW M3.

  • Trending: Ask Suze/Webcam

    Molly, who's 22 and lives in California, wants to know how she should allocate her money, particularly since her income is sporadic.

  • How Am I Doing? Glenn

    Glenn (52) asks Suze if he is on track to have his home paid off by age 65, when he hopes to retire.

  • What Drives Me Crazy! (Full Show)

    Money mistakes people still make, but shouldn't. A young widow struggles to deal with how to handle the insurance money her murdered husband left her. Viewers ask if they can afford a porch or a Porsche, a birthday in Vegas.

  • What Drives Me Crazy!

    Money mistakes people still make, but shouldn't.

  • 1-on-One: Amy

    Amy, who's 36 and lives in Houston, received $1M of life insurance after her husband's murder. She wants to know how to handle it all.

  • Suze Orman

    Host of "The Suze Orman Show," Orman is a two-time Emmy Award-winning television host and an expert on personal finance.

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